Memory of a Festival: 020: Resistanz 2014

Christ, 2014 is passing by in a flash. With Easter so late this year, it has resulted too in Resistanz and Whitby being on back-to-back weekends, which has left a number of us fearing for our livers during April, never mind an attempt to get any sleep. As I write this, the first of those weekends is done, and I’ve been left shattered and more than a bit croaky, with two days of work to face before I can head off to the North Yorkshire coast on Thursday. And yes, that’s meant I’ve gone all the way north to Sheffield from London, back for three days, then north again. The perils of having a limited leave allowance from work… Read more “Memory of a Festival: 020: Resistanz 2014”

DJ: Guest: Resistanz Festival: 19-April 2014

My third year attending Resistanz (I missed the first due to family commitments), and my first DJ set there (and my first time DJing in Sheffield in five years or so). I was DJing in the “trad” (read: old-school) industrial room on the Saturday night with Gadge Europa and Grenadier181. Thanks to everyone who came by to dance and support us. Read more “DJ: Guest: Resistanz Festival: 19-April 2014”

Tuesday Ten: 201: The Clock is Ticking

This last few weeks has had a lot of thinking about time and the past. Be that looking at events in the past, anniversaries (of relationships, also of albums, of movements), or celebrating past lives. Needless to say there are a lot of songs touching on the subject, some perhaps more oblique than others. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 201: The Clock is Ticking”

Tuesday Ten: 200: Tracks of the Month (March 2014)

So, seven years – almost to the week – since I started this series, the Tuesday Ten hits #200. That’s 200 lengthy posts, and 2,000 artists, songs, albums, venues (hey, the subjects have got around a bit). New songs, old songs, favourites, ones I dislike, even recently music other people love. It was initially started to celebrate the new music I was hearing, so I guess it is appropriate that #200 keeps that tradition up. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 200: Tracks of the Month (March 2014)”